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1610[North] Sussex[North] Sussex by John Norden and augmented by John SpeedPlashet ParkeJohn Speed
The first engraved maps of the counties of Great Britain were the work of Christopher Saxton who, under the authority of the Privy Council, surveyed the English counties in Elizabethan times, from 1574 to 1578. In 1593 he was followed by John Norden who projected an ambitious scheme for a complete series of county histories. He published before his death a number of counties - Middlesex, Hertfordshire, Essex, Northampton, Cornwall, Sussex and Surrey. John Speed's map of Sussex is based upon Norden's map and was engraved by Jodocus Hondius. It occupies pages nine and ten of John Speed's Atlas entitled "The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine", is 20 1/4 inches by 15 1/4 inches in size and shows additionally an interesting plan of Chichester and a spirited representation of the Battle of Hastings.

1645[North] Sussex[North] Sussex by Jan BlaeuPlashet ParkeJan Blaeu

1695[North] Sussex[North] Sussex by Robert MordenPlashet ParkRobert Morden
Robert Morden was a London bookseller from 1669 until his death in 1703. He specialised in the geographical field and was himself something of a cartographer and a publisher. Throughout the 17th and most of the 18th centuries, there was little distinction between the activity of book or print-selling and that of publishing: many booksellers were also printers or engravers. They undertook the sale of each others' work and often combined to meet the high cost of publishing a new map or reissue of an old atlas, even if the original plates were still available. This map was published in Brittania: a chorographical description of Great Britain and Ireland by William Camden.

c 1724Plashet Park, Sussex - c 1724Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1724 by Richard BudgenPlashet Park

1st Sep 1787[North] Sussex[North] Sussex by John CaryPlashet ParkJohn Cary
John Cary, apprenticed to William Palmer in 1770, went into business in 1783 as a publisher of maps, plans and road-books. He was highly successful and is referred to as the founder of the modern English School of Cartography by H.G. Fordham

c 1795Isfield and Little Horsted, Sussex - c 1795Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1795 by William Gardner and Thomas GreamPlashet Place

1808[North] Sussex[North] Sussex by G.Cole and engraved by J.RoperPlashet ParkG. Cole
The British atlas; comprising a series of county maps…intended to illustrate and accompany 'The beauties of England and Wales' published 1808.

c 1825Isfield and Little Horsted, Sussex - c 1825Part of the 1 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1825 by Christopher and John GreenwoodPlashet Place

6th Jun 1841CensusLucy Martin, F, Head, age 51, born Sussex; occupation: farmerLucy Martin [Coleman]Plashet Park Farm1841 Census
Little Horsted, Sussex
Edward Martin, M, [Son], age 26, born SussexEdward Martin
Luther Martin, M, [Son], age 21, born SussexLuther Martin
Martha Martin, F, [Daughter], age 20, born SussexMartha Martin
James Martin, M, [Son], age 18, born SussexJames Martin
Joseph Martin, M, [Son], age 17, born SussexJoseph Martin
Benjamin Martin, M, [Son], age 17, born SussexBenjamin Martin
Rhoda Martin, F, [Daughter], age 15 to 19, born SussexRhoda Martin
Thomas Martin, M, [Son], age 13, born SussexThomas Martin
Hannah Martin, F, [Daughter], age 11, born SussexHannah Martin
Esther Martin, F, [Daughter], age 10, born SussexEsther Martin
Ruth Martin, F, [Daughter], age 6, born SussexRuth Martin

6th Jun 1841CensusThomas Packett, M, Head, age 35 to 39, born Sussex; occupation GamekeeperThomas PackettKeepers Lodge1841 Census
Little Horsted, Sussex
Harriett Packett, F, [Wife], age 40 to 44, born SussexHarriet Packett [Cook] [Geering]
Harriett Welfare, F, age 14, born SussexHarriett Welfare

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation GamekeeperThomas PackettPark Farm House1851 Census
Little Horsted, Sussex
WifeHarriet Packett [Cook] [Geering]
Step daughterAnn Smith [Cook]
Step daughterAnn Cook

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Ellis, farm labourerPlashett Park1851 Census
Little Horsted, Sussex
WifeMary Ellis [Denton]
Son; occupation: farm labourerSamuel Ellis
Son; occupation: blacksmithDavid Ellis

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; widowed; occupation: farm labourerThomas Cox, farm labourerPlashett Park1851 Census
Little Horsted, Sussex
Son; occupation: scholarCharles Cox
Daughter; occupation: scholarElizabeth Cox
DaughterAnn Cox
Visitor; occupation: annuitantAnne Cox

30th Mar 1851CensusHead; widowed; employs 8 people; occupation: farmerLucy Martin [Coleman]Park Farm1851 Census
Little Horsted, Sussex
DaughterMartha Martin
DaughterHannah Martin
DaughterEsther Martin
Daughter; occupation: scholarRuth Martin
Servant; occupation: farm labourerJames Gurr

1874Directory entryMessage Henry, farmer, Plashets farmPlashets farmPost Office Directory

3rd Apr 1881CensusJames Cable, M, Head, widowed, age 71, born Suffolk, occupation: wood reeveJames Cable, wood reevePlashott Park1881 Census
Little Horsted, Sussex
Laura Cable, F, Granddaughter, single, age 16, born London, occupation: housekeeperLaura Cable
Arthur Cable, M, Grandson, single, age 13, born London, occupation: scholarArthur Cable
Anna Harper, F, Granddaughter, age 12, born Brighton; occupation: scholarAnna Harper

3rd Apr 1881CensusEdgar Message, M, Head, married, age 24, born Heathfield, employs 2 men and 1 boy; occupation: farmerEdgar Message, farmerPlashott Farm1881 Census
Little Horsted, Sussex
Emily Winter Message, F, Wife, married, age 30, born CuckfieldEmily Winter Message
Edith Emily Message, F, Daughter, age 3, born SurreyEdith Emily Message
Fredk. Edgar Message, M, Son, age 2, born SelmestonFrederick Edgar Message
Clara Blanche Message, F, Daughter, age 1, born SelmestonClara Blanche Message
William (Jno.) Gravett, M, Servant, single, age 15, born Hellingly; occupation: farm servantWilliam John Gravett
Elizabeth H. Trigwell, F, Servant, single, age 15, born Ringmer; occupation Farm ServantElizabeth H. Trigwell

3rd Apr 1881CensusJames Weston, M, Head, widowed, age 88, born Ticehurst; occupation: farm servantJames Weston, farm servantPlashott Cottages1881 Census
Little Horsted, Sussex
Harriet Haffenden, F, Servant, single, age 22, born Chiddingly; occupation: servantHarriet Haffenden

3rd Apr 1881CensusMercy Smith, F, Head, widowed, age 44, born Kent; occupation: farm labourerMercy SmithPlashott Cottages1881 Census
Little Horsted, Sussex
William Smith, M, Son, single, age 17, born Framfield; occupation: farm labourerWilliam Smith
Ellen Smith, F, Daughter, age 12, born Little Horsted; occupation: scholarEllen Smith
Emily Smith, F, Daughter, age 10, born Little Horsted; occupation: scholarEmily Smith
Stephen Smith, M, Son, age 7, born Little Horsted; occupation: scholarStephen Smith
Chartilda Smith, F, Daughter, age 5, born Little Horsted; occupation: scholarChartilda Smith
Horace Alf. Smith, M, Son, age 4, born Little Horsted; occupation: scholarHorace Alfred Smith

3rd Apr 1881CensusHenry Lessiter, M, Head, married, age 38, born Wiltshire; occupation: gamekeeperHenry Lessiter, gamekeeperPlashott Tower1881 Census
Little Horsted, Sussex
Sarah Lessiter, F, Wife, married, age 39, born WiltshireSarah Lessiter
James Lessiter, M, Son, single, age 16, born Somerset; occupation: farm labourerJames Lessiter
Geo. Henry Lessiter, M, Son, age 13, born Little Horsted; occupation: scholarGeorge Henry Lessiter, journeyman miller
Ada Mary Lessiter, F, Daughter, age 10, born Little Horsted; occupation: scholarAda Mary Lessiter
Alfred Edw. Lessiter, M, Son, age 9, born Little Horsted; occupation: scholarAlfred Edward Lessiter
Elizabeth Lessiter, F, Daughter, age 6, born Little Horsted; occupation: scholarElizabeth Lessiter
Charles Lessiter, M, Son, age 4, born Little Horsted; occupation: scholarCharles Lessiter
Edith Jane Lessiter, F, Daughter, age 2, born Little HorstedEdith Jane Lessiter
Minnie Lessiter, F, Daughter, age 1, born Little HorstedMinnie Lessiter

1882Directory entryMessage Edgar, farmer, Plashet's Park farmPlashet's Park farmKelly's Directory

c 1899Plashett Park, South of Little Horsted - c 1899Part of the 6 inch to 1 mile map of Sussex produced in 1899 by Ordnance SurveyPlashett Park

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